Friendly neighborhood self-confessed laconophilia, whose armor suits him, but it can not hide that mark (Nothing ever will), who was prepared the very moment that he let his arrow fly, that’ll slay anything that's evil (that's his deal), who will never die (just go Missing In Action), who's desperate to regain his honor, who has the innate ability to be overlooked and ignored, who hides a bitter heart under a veneer of lovable idiot, and who knows deep down that Who I am is not who I want to be...


I've been used as the base model for 4 Marvel Sketch Cards, 1 Topps Star Wars Galaxies trading card, a Star Wars Insider cover image, and a T-Shirt at Hot Topic.

 

For a long time I have wanted to have my Hylian Shield hang on my back in Link when I was tired of carrying it around, or wanted to take pictures that required both my hands, like holding the map and compass or trapping a Golden Bug or Fairy in the Jar.  I could never think of good way to do it though.  Canonically Link only has the one belt, so adding a “sling” to the shield would either make it sit on top of the current Sword Belt or awkwardly go under it.  I thought about straps and snap systems.  All these things that just didn’t work.  And then on my run today, in that moment of “Runner’s Zen” when you get into the groove and your mind just goes clear, it hit me.

The simplest solutions are often the best.  A piece of leather cording strung between the hand grip and the forearm strap that would simply rest against where the sword belt fit into the scabbard. 

And that’s it.  It sits and hangs great.

scotchtrooper:

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scotchtrooper:

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Evolution of a prop: Link’s Bracer.

-Picture 1: Bracer was initially made out of craft foam and dyed brown.
-Picture 2: Straight foam was susceptible to ripping and being dented, so a layer of resin was brushed on top of the foam, and then a coat of plastidip was applied.  However, the bracer was still flexible and fairly easily damaged; you can even see the holes that were punched through the foam by a rather impolite costumer at an Anime con.  You can also see where the plastidip has flexed and caused the paint to chip and crack at the front.
-Picture 3: A layer of Worbla was added to the top of the bracer.  The worbla was cut to the dimensions of the bracer and then heated with a heat gun and smoothed over the bracer.
-Picture 4: The painted and weather Worbla bracer.  Once cooled, the worbla and foam combination is rigid, but not brittle, and takes paint well.

"Spartan" Wonder Woman progress.

.  Cut the leather for the skirt and belt.  Added the red to the shin armor.  Added the shoulder straps to the chest armor.

So, someone started the trend of writing an “Inspirational” quote of the day on the white board in the Lab. 
This was my contribution.

So, someone started the trend of writing an “Inspirational” quote of the day on the white board in the Lab. 

This was my contribution.

I keep seeing houses I “like”

But none that I really Love.  That make me go, “Yes, I need to put in an offer in, now.”

This house hunting thing can be a real pain.

Oh well, now it’s time to run.  Over 670 miles so far this year.  I think that puts around 100 miles under my total mileage in 2013, and it’s only just now August!

Throwback Thursday: Dragon Con 2005.  My first ever Dragon Con.  I only brought two costumes, Robin and Scout Trooper, and my Stormtrooper helmet.  The small amount of costumes, necessitated by the fact that I traveled to Atlanta by Greyhound bus, resulted in this mash-up, the Robin-Trooper.

Throwback Thursday: Dragon Con 2005.  My first ever Dragon Con.  I only brought two costumes, Robin and Scout Trooper, and my Stormtrooper helmet.  The small amount of costumes, necessitated by the fact that I traveled to Atlanta by Greyhound bus, resulted in this mash-up, the Robin-Trooper.

Hey man! I don’t know if you’ve seen this DragonCon cosplayvideo or not, but I spotted you as Link in it.

I’m not sure if I have seen this one or not, thanks for pointing it out to me!

Testing out some Rigid Collodion for the Altair/Ezio/Desmond scar.

When Rigid Collodion dries it pulls the skin tight and wrinkles it, allowing for the creation of scars or wrinkles.